Mack Ølbryggeri

Mack ØlbryggeriMack Ølbryggeri
Mack ØlbryggeriMack Ølbryggeri
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

Peder Hansens gate 4
Tromsø, 9008

800 80 440 | map
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Rated: 4.39 by aRedLetterLife from New Jersey

Nov 02, 2016
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Reviewed by johndawsonaustin from England

3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
Visiting the Mack Brewery in Tromso was quite an experience. First, let's deal with a few things... Cost of beer in Norway is quite crippling if you are not expecting it, but the whole country is expensive in comparison to the UK, so the 50 NOK for a beer, is actually not that bad. That's about 4.50GBP or 9USD. It's still a lot, but it's not that bad for Norway.

The next wierd thing about this place is that it shuts at 3pm on a Saturday and doesn't reopen for the rest of the weekend. A pub that's not open on a Saturday night!

Maybe this explains the atmosphere in there then, which was truly amazing. The locals in Tromso are wonderfully friendly and helpful people when sober, but it seems they have to make up for the lack of evening drinking by really going for it on a lunchtime. The place was packed and a buzz with excitement and entertainment from the people in there, not one of which could stand upright unaided. If you want a quiet drink by yourself, don't come here.

They have quite a range of different beers on - pils, special, var-ol, bremeister special, Blanding, plus others. I had the Brewmeister special first, which was a dark beer, with burnt caramel flavours to it. A bit thin on the tongue, and a bit gassey, but perfectly drinkable. I then had the Blanding, which was a dark amber ale with a more malty flavour and a few more hops. After that my bank manager called me and told me to stop drinking there, so I didn't get to try the reindeer stew that was advertised and looked very tasty.

As for decor, it is done out in much the same way as any other bar in the world. Except for the two stuffed polar bears that stand guard over the bar and greet you as you come in, that is.

Overall, my wife and I loved this place... if only it was in a place that could give sensible prices.

Oh, and by the way, the brewery tap is also known as "Ølhallen" which translates as "Beer Hall". See also

Last visited February 2007.

P.S. Mack are claiming to be the northernmost brewery in the world on their glasses. I've heard rumours that this is no longer true.
Feb 20, 2007